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May 8, 2011 8:05 PM by Jordan Mason

Mavs eliminate Lakers, sweep Jackson to retirement

DALLAS (AP) - Jason Terry tied an NBA playoff record with nine 3-pointers and the Dallas Mavericks matched another postseason mark with 20 3s, powering them to a 122-86 victory over the Lakers on Sunday and a sweep of their second-round series. The victory putsthe Mavs in the Western Conference finals, ends the latest Lakers dynasty and sends their coach Phil Jackson into retirement.

This game was over before halftime, with the Mavericks tying an NBA playoff record with 11 3-pointers in the first half. Terry alone outscored the Lakers 20-16 in the second quarter. The Lakers were so frustrated that Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum were ejected for throwing vicious cheap shots 45 seconds apart early in the fourth quarter.


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